How you program your thermostat settings is determined by your family’s daily comings and goings and your temperature preferences. You may not realize you can use your thermostat to save money, just ask your technician about it at your routine furnace service appointment. He or she will share some great ideas with you. Here are a few to kick-start your energy savings now.
- We’ve told you in the past that you can save money by bumping down the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. Just make sure not to set it too low, where you’ll use more energy to get your home back to a comfortable temperature. The best way to save money is to set your thermostat back 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours. This practice can save you between 5 and 15 percent on your heating bills every year, according to Energy.gov.
- Don’t set your thermostat too low or switch your furnace off to save money. You’ll potentially end up paying a lot more money if your pipes freeze. A burst pipe could cause major water damage, and who has time for that?
- Another problem with adjusting your thermostat too low is condensation. Condensation can harm wood and electronics in your home. Your furnace technician can show you areas in your home where you should look out for condensation so you can adjust your temperature if you see it.
Home comfort is necessary, especially in the dead of winter. You will be able to stay comfortable and save some money at the same time. Speak to your H&C Heating and Cooling furnace service technician about more ways to do this. Or, simply call us at 301-960-3247 to set up an appointment.